ochratoxin A

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o·chra·tox·in A

ochratoxin produced by some species of Aspergillus and Penicillium that can contaminate cereal grains and feeds, primarily following improper storage; a potent carcinogen in rodents.

ochratoxin, ochratoxin A

an isocoumarin derivative mycotoxin produced by the fungus Acpergillus spp. fungi. A nephrotoxin causing ochratoxicosis. Experimentally it has been shown to have teratogenic effects, especially in pigs, including eye malformation, hydrocephalus, short jaw, other skeletal and cardiac defects.
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Key words: Poultry feeds, feed ingredients, aflatoxin B 2, Ochratoxin A.
Myelotoxicity and macrophage alteration in mice exposed to ochratoxin A.
Ensiling, Maize fodder, Fungi, Total aflatoxins, Ochratoxin A.
Consumption of ochratoxin A (OTA) contaminated diets by broilers leads to economic losses to the poultry sector.
The fact is that in many places where the detection of ochratoxin A is a necessity, there is no equipment and the detection process fails.
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is considered most toxic and widely distributed as compared to B and C subtypes.
Out of more than 300 currently described mycotoxins, ochratoxin A (OTA) is one of the most toxic and abundant.
This type of feed can be highly contaminated with mycotoxins, in particular ochratoxin A (OTA; Visconti & Botallico 1983).